Not a HF related thread, but thought you'd all get a kick out of this just the same...
It is with great pride I would like to congratulate my team mate from "The Legion of the Red Fist", Mr. Rob Krueger as the 2003 World RPS Champion. How many of us can ever say we were a World Champion?...
The Legion of the Red Fist is the most vaunted and dominant RPS team in the world, consisting of five grand master Roshombo players.
Roberto took home the title on Saturday night, and made appearances on the the Today Show (NBC) and CBC yesterday morning. A few of the many reports of his victory can be found at the following:
Well, that tears it - we DEFINITELY need to go out for drinks again, and Krueger is buying!
Kruegs, congratulations - you'll be glad to know that a coworker of ours was among the 319 other competitors, along with her boyfriend. She got eliminated in the second round, but at least had the satisfaction of gloating over her boyfriend, who got knocked out in round 1. They both had a great time, though, and stuck around through the rest of the event.
Worlds colliding! Worlds colliding! I'm having a major George Costanza-grade freakout here, folks.
It's bad enough that you two blokes were there. Worse still that the denizen of the next cubicle at work was there with her boyfriend, but now I realize that the Host and MC, Michael Booth (the snappy dresser in the tux with green waistcoat) was one of the principals with whom I launched Tempest Theatre Group (a Shakespeare repertory company) in Toronto some (eek!) 12 years ago... his partner Keri Alletson worked hospitality and media relations on this event (so no surprise you got tons of coverage - she's a crackerjack publicist), and yet a third member of the group, Greg Cooke, did the merchandising.
It's probably a good thing I wasn't there - much like the prospect of the Red Sox and Cubs getting to the World Series together, the world would likely have imploded.
(P.S. - One of the other principles behind Tempest, for those who get cable in Toronto, is now going by the name Jonathan Llyr, and is host of "Hypa Space" on Space TV. He was my MacBeth when I directed the Scottish play at U of T way back in second year... if RPS was anything like our theatre days, there was PLENTY of drinking going on. Oh, wait - that's why Kruegs and Quain went, isn't it? DE)
Holy crap...I just heard Rob on Fox Sports Radio. Talking about Fist Full of Dollars and Toolboxes and Avalanches. We were cracking up driving home. Nice to know you put your skills to use at home too, Rob!